OSU Finishes Tied For 13th At U.S. Intercollegiate

April 18, 2004

STANFORD, Calif.- -

The Oregon State men's golf team closed out the weekend with a tie for 13th Sunday at the U.S. Intercollegiate at the Stanford Golf Course. The Beavers posted a three-round team total of 896.

Freshman Ryan Gilmour, after firing a second-round even-par 71, carded a 74 on Sunday to earn him a tie for 29th with a total score of 220.

Junior Brad Simpson finished the weekend with a final-round 1-over 72 after struggling in the first two rounds. He finished in a tie for 59th.

'We had a rough day again today,' said head coach Brian Watts.

'We never really got anything going.'

Third-ranked UCLA (Golfweek) cruised to the victory Sunday with a 5-under 279 in the final round. The Bruins successfully defended their title with a team total of 838, 17 strokes ahead of San Diego State. UCLA's dominant performance was highlighted by the team placing four players in the top six.

Aaron Goldberg of San Diego State fired a 4-under 67 Sunday to claim individual medalist honors by three strokes over UCLA's John Merrick.

Senior Sean Deacon finished in a tie for 39th after a final-round 76. He posted a total score of 223, just three strokes behind Gilmour.

Junior Cameron MacKenzie finished with a score of 226 and freshman Mitch Gillis posted a 251.

'We knew we needed to go out and shoot under par to have an opportunity, but we never could get under par,' Watts said.

OSU plays next in the Pac-10 Championships, the final action of the regular season. The tournament will be played Monday-Wednesday, April 26-28 at The Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.

TEAM SCORES (PAR 284/852)

1. UCLA 283-276-279-838; 2. San Diego State 283-286-286-855; 3. California 291-284-292-867; 4. UC-Irvine 282-296-291-869; 5. Stanford 289-296-287-872; 5. Texas 292-287-293-872; 7. Long Beach State 289-292-292-873; 8. Oregon 296-292-292-880; 9. Fresno State 301-303-286-890; 10. San Francisco 296-297-299-892; 11. San Jose State 296-299-298-893; 12. Pacific 301-301-293-895; 13. Stanford 'B' 289-293-314-896; 13. Oregon State 301-298-297-896; 15. UC-Riverside 304-291-304-899; 16. Washington State 292-306-302-900; 17. San Diego 302-302-300-904; 18. Santa Clara 308-309-289-906; 19. Portland 301-300-306-907.

INDIVIDUAL SCORES (PAR 71/213)

1. Aaron Goldberg, San Diego State 68-70-67-205; 2. John Merrick, UCLA 74-68-66-208; 3. Brendan Steele, UC-Riverside 74-67-68-209; 4. Travis Johnson, UCLA 69-70-71-210; 4. Kyle Gentry, Stanford 69-72-69-210.

OREGON STATE SCORES

T29. Ryan Gilmour 75-71-74-220; t39. Sean Deacon 72-75-76-223; t54. Cameron MacKenzie 76-75-75-226; t59. Brad Simpson 78-77-72-227; 99. Mitch Gillis 80-84-87-251.

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